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. it was an agreement that would reduce send spending a little bit over ten years and we would raise the debt ceiling by an equal amount. there was no tax increases in there. and so the president submits a budget. he wants to do away with the sequester and pay for it with tax increases, and that's what the democratic senate budget did also. it has increases in taxes and increases in spending, and a chunk of that was wiping owl the sequester that we just agreed to. we told the american people, look, we made a little reduction in the growth of spending, american people. forgive us for raising the debt ceiling. a lot of people didn't want to raise the debt ceiling at all. but we promised we had done something good. we were proud of ourselves. bubefore the ink was dry, the president in january submitted his budget on 2012 that wiped out those cuts. and spent more money. the and his budget this year does the same thing. the and the senate democratic budget did the same thing i mean, how can we possibly ever get spending under control if we don't comply with what we promised? so the majority leader has sai
months let's figure out a better way to go forward with our efforts to reduce the debt. i think that's reasonable, would be fair and give us time to do something. certainly with the debt ceiling coming up and other major issues that we have to deal with here, i think we should lessen not only the impact of the problems we have at airports around america, but also, mr. president, we also should have to focus on -- i repeat -- little boys and girls, old men and women who are losing meals on wheels, their only hot meal of the day. so i think we should do that, mr. president, look at this sequestration, take a time-out. i would now recognize that my friend from north dakota is going to give her maiden speech, and we're all anxious to hear what she has to say. mr. heitkamp: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota. mr. heitkamp: first off, i want to thank all of my colleagues who came here today to watch my perform my first, or offer my first speech on the floor of the united states senate. it's a great group, and it's a bipartisan group, and i think that our ne
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